Be Careful Little Lips

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs. .. Ephesians 4:29 Harsh accusations, slander and insults without regard for their consequences have been burning down relationships in our communities like a forest fire. Though of all people, we who…

The Prayer Investment

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. In this is all the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12 Most of us have learned and pay at least lip service to the golden rule. Maybe a parent quoted this one day when we were tussling over a toy with our brothers or…

The God of Every Day Prayers

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.Matthew 6:9‭-‬10‭, ‬12‭-‬13 ESV Forgive us our…

Inheriting Mercy

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.             Matthew 5:7 KJV A few years back in the film, “The Ultimate Gift” by Jim Stovall, we see the story of a young man who is presented with the opportunity to inherit an large though undisclosed sum from his billionaire grandfather. There is a catch however;…

A Bridge of Mercy

Forgive us our debts and we forgive our debtors    Matthew 6:12 ESV I like the idea that if I am merciful to people; I can count on God forgiving my sins. But we can’t just close our eyes and say, “God I forgive everyone.” God wants us to forgive actual hurtful things people have done….